“Shawnna is an exceptionally gifted professional who is creative and well-organized. She gets things done and is a master at making great connections!” Connie Reimers-Hild, Ph.D., Director, University of Nebraska Kimmel Education & Research Center, Nebraska City, NE
“Shawnna worked for me at the local economic development group for approximately four years. During that time, Shawnna organized and prepared all marketing materials, conducted marketing campaigns including the layout and design of several websites, and conducted research providing valuable assistance on project submittals. During this time she also organized and coordinated local, regional and state economic development events and conferences. Shawnna’s attention to detail is extraordinary and she is always willing to go the extra mile to complete a project correctly and on time. She is heavily involved in the community; notably serving on a number of boards and committees. Shawnna is truly a visionary leader exemplified by her creation and coordination of the leadership development program, Leadership Nebraska City.” Patrick Haverty, Director of Retention & Attraction, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, Lincoln, NE
“Shawnna Silvius is one in a million -- talented, creative, caring. She approaches every task with heart and soul . . . making others feel valued and important to any process. I met Shawnna at UN-Kearney when she was an officer of the American Marketing Association. I also had the opportunity to work with Shawnna on the Gold Torch Society Mentoring Program at the University of Nebraska, Shawnna demonstrated an incredible spirit--others listen. She is a mentor who truly helps others. She is thorough, capable and responsible. She possesses the highest of standards, ethics, and beliefs. Others seek her opinion and her counsel. If only there were more professionals like Shawnna Silvius! The reward of working with Shawnna is the friendship that has evolved. She is loyal and respectful. I admire her greatly.” Joyce Bryan Strout, President/Motivational Speaker/Trainer, JB Strout & Co, South Barrington, IL
“I have known Shawnna Silvius personally and professionally for more than 20 years, and in that time, she has continued to impress me with her creativity, dedication and passion for her work. As special events director and marketing and promotion coordinator for the Kearney Hub, Shawnna spearheaded a number of new and successful events that were well-received in the community. One in particular, Kidz Explore, was a massive undertaking--a multi-day children's "fair" that required Shawnna to coordinate myriad vendors, service providers and event sites, as well as direct publicity efforts and facilitate on-site activities involving thousands of attendees during the event. Shawnna's ability to simultaneously manage so many different aspects of this large project was incredible. She met challenges with a positive attitude and continually sought ways to improve the event and maximize exposure for everyone involved. Shawnna is the complete package--a successful, innovative marketing professional who is extremely detail-oriented, forward-thinking and poised. She is one of the first people I would want on my team for a project because I know she would be reliable and go above and beyond in her contributions. I recommend her without reservation!” Stephanie Vogel, Senior Director of Development, Oklahoma State University Foundation, Stillwater, OK
“I've had the pleasure of working with Shawnna on two different occasions in planning and executing a conference. Her attention to detail, graphic design ability and organizational skills were evident in the quality and flow of these events. She responded extremely well to sudden program changes (such as last-minute speaker cancellations) and was able to adjust quickly and effectively. I would recommend her work to anyone organizing a conference or event.” Rod Armstrong, VP Strategic Partnerships, AIM Institute, Lincoln/Omaha, NE
“Shawnna is one of the best show coordinators I have ever worked with. I was really impressed with the way she coordinated the GROW Nebraska Tech Conference this past spring. Shawnna put together a great lineup of speakers for the conference. In addition, Shawnna is active on social media and shares thoughts from the heart. If you need a conference coordinator, you should look to Shawnna. She is a leader in the field.” Brent Pohlman, Marketing Director, Midwest Laboratories, Inc., Omaha, NE
Ten-percent of the profits from eVentures Marketing, iShine Productions
LLC and Shawnna's professional work is used to support education and advocacy for animals, sustainability and environmental initiatives and community development-based philanthropy.